Great Fire Study Day at the Museum in Docklands

How true are the established ‘facts’ about The Fire of London?

Did only six people die in the fire? Did the fire stop the plague? Leading experts will discuss these and other questions about London’s infamous disaster in this study day at Museum in Docklands.
Saturday 6 October 10am-5.30pm

Tickets £20 (£15 concs)

For further information or to book, call 0870 444 3855

or email info@museumindocklands.org.uk

Museum in Docklands, West India Quay E14
DLR: West India Quay, Tube: Canary Wharf

Museum in Docklands Study Day

The Great Fire of London: Myths and Realities

6 October 2007

10am -– 5.30pm

How true are the established ‘facts’ about the Great Fire of London? Did only six people die in the fire? Did the fire really bring about a revolution in London’’s architecture? Did the fire stop the plague? Leading experts will discuss these and other questions about London’’s infamous disaster. Can we tell myth from reality?

10.00 Registration

10.15 Introduction
Meriel Jeater, Museum of London

10.30 How many people died in the Great Fire?
Neil Hanson, author, and Gustav Milne, University College London

11.30 Did the fire radically change London’’s architecture?
Stephen Porter, author, and Dr John Schofield, Museum of London

12.30 Lunch (provided for speakers)

13.30 Why was it claimed that the fire was started by a Catholic conspiracy?
Dr Colin Haydon, University of Winchester

14.30 Did the fire stop the plague?
Professor Justin Champion, Royal Holloway, University of London

15.30 Coffee

16.00 How has London coped with fires since 1666?
Alex Werner, Museum of London, and Phil Butler, Fire Borough Commander for Enfield

17.00 Final questions and close

Each session will include a panel discussion and time for questions.

The day will be chaired by Dr Vanessa Harding of Birkbeck, University of London.

Tickets: £20 (£15 concs).

For further information and to book tickets

call: 0870 444 3855